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    Christmas Activity Countown Chain

    Christmas is around the corner! I love it. Just love it. It’s one of my favorite times of the year because of all the great things we get to do together as a family.

    This is a fun take on the basic countdown chain. It’s a Christmas Activity Countdown Chain!

    Christmas Activity Chain

    It’s so easy and fun. We all learned how to make paper chains in kindergarten. But in case you need a refresher course, simply cut strips of red and green paper. Make a loop, and seal it closed (tape or staple). Thread the next slip of paper through the first loop and close. Continue until you’ve completed the chain.

    A fun twist on this tradition is to put a favorite holiday activity on each slip of paper. Then, every day you can remove the paper and do the activity, making the last few weeks before Christmas a lot of fun!

    Label the strips

    Here are some of my favorite things:

    Watch your favorite Christmas movie
    Make cookies
    Drive around to look at lights
    Have hot cocoa with marshmallows
    Make a snowman
    Sing Christmas songs
    Read the Nativity story in the Bible
    Sing the 12 Days of Christmas
    Take treats to a friend
    Wear green and red today
    Do something nice for someone today
    Eat treats before dinner
    Have popcorn and listen to Christmas music
    Send a text message to tell someone you’re thinking of them
    Go to a Christmas Party
    Invite your friends over to act out the Christmas Story
    Snuggle in a blanket and read your favorite Christmas story
    Open presents!

    It’s a simple way to bring a bit of Christmas spirit into your every day. The kids love seeing what we get to do that day. You can easily rig it so if you know you’re going to a Christmas party on a certain day, you can put that on the right slip of paper. So you’d say the chain ends on Dec 25th (open presents day), then the chain before that is the 24th, then the one before that is the 23rd, etc. So if you’re going to a party on the 20th, you just make sure you put the slip on the right day.

    Hang it on a plant!

    You could also let your kids pick their favorite Christmas activity or activities to write on the slips of paper, and make the chain without peeking. The the activities are a surprise!

    Hang it on your tree!

    Another fun variation is to do winter colors (white and light blue, etc) and put winter activities. You can make a countdown to the start of school during the Christmas break. Then the kids have something fun to do every day!

    Put it on the piano

    Merry Christmas! May your holiday season be filled with love and Light.

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